lantern slide (photographic)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); lantern slide; a man preparing to throw a spear, standing at the edge of a body of water; he has a distended earlobe and wears a necklace and loin covering; he has the spear in one hand, and a shield in the other; mountains in the background; New Georgia group, Solomon Islands.
- Production date
Height: 8.20 centimetres
Width: 8.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The original negative/image of this photograph has been manipulated by hand, with the spear being manipulated and the addition of grass. This image is also published in: Awdry, Frances; 1902; "In the isles of the sea : the story of fifty years in Melanesia"; London: Bemrose & Sons, ltd; P. 34. The caption reads: "A Solomon Islander (from a photograph by Bishop Montgomery)."
Related image: Oc,B90.22 is the same image.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 1990 (From a collection of about 900 photographs and 140 artefacts donated by the Melanesian Mission in 1991 while disposing of its collections and archives, then at Henley on Thames, facilitated by Ben Burt of the British Museum.)
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 552 (Museum of Mankind number)